I've been away with husband Simon for 3 months visiting 18 countries......flew to Moscow, train to Hong Kong via Siberia & Mongolia, & back by sea. It was an amazing trip & I may post a blog if I ever get around to sorting through my thousands of photos.
However, it's great to be home & yesterday I had a very enjoyable day out in the sunshine with the Devon Birds group. We met up at the RSPB car park at Exminster Marsh & wandered around the circular route. We saw several Lesser & Common Whitethroat, Cetti's, Reed & Sedge Warblers, Hobbies, Whimbrel & Dunlin.
|The Lesser Whitethroats were in the hedge by the railway|
|Trying to find the vocal but elusive Reed Warblers...a raised hide would be useful!|
|A lovely day for to wander....|
|...or just stand about looking & listening|
|A spot of bog hopping required....|
|...and Dave gallantly brought up the rear to fend off the cows!|
|A brief stop at the Turf for the Whimbrel|
|..and back along the canal path where we actually saw a Sedge Warbler & a Cetti's singing|
|A great way to while away the afternoon!|